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Slovakia, Ukraine Sign Military Agreement

Still Oriented Toward NATO, Government Says

By MATT WELCH

United Press International, November 2, 1993

Slovakia and Ukraine signed Friday a broad agreement on military cooperation. Defense Minister Imrich Andrejcak said he had "encouraging" discussions with leading Ukrainian politicians. The two countries agreed to supply spare parts to each other's armed forces and to open border crossings, Andrejcak told journalists at a press conference.

The defense minister said he would also consider a Ukrainian proposal to create a group of countries in the region to discuss security concerns.

"The idea is not to create some military pact but instead some open political gathering to coordinate," Andrejcak said.

Slovakia has joined the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary in their bid to join NATO but has also called for Russia's fears about a larger NATO to be taken into account.

Russia said that NATO should include these four countries, but also warned that an enlarged NATO might be regarded as a security threat.

Slovakia signed similar military agreements with neighboring Hungary, Austria and Poland.

Andrejcak met President Leonid Kravchuk, Defense Minister Vitalij Radecki and Foreign Minister Anatolij Zlenko during his two-day official visit.

He also had talks with the parliamentary committee which oversees the armed forces. He discussed the progress the two countries were making in integrating the military into a parliamentary democracy, which is required by the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe which both countries have joined.

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Slovakia, Ukraine Sign Military Agreement

Still Oriented Toward NATO, Government Says

By MATT WELCH

United Press International, November 2, 1993

Slovakia and Ukraine signed Friday a broad agreement on military cooperation. Defense Minister Imrich Andrejcak said he had "encouraging" discussions with leading Ukrainian politicians. The two countr=88 ALT="" BORDER=0 ALIGN="MIDDLE">

Slovakia, Ukraine Sign Military Agreement

Still Oriented Toward NATO, Government Says

By MATT WELCH

United Press International, November 2, 1993

Slovakia and Ukraine signed Friday a broad agreement on military cooperation. Defense Minister Imrich Andrejcak said he had "encouraging" discussions with leading Ukrainian politicians. The two countries agreed to supply spare parts to each other's armed forces and to open border crossings, Andrejcak told journalists at a press conference.

The defense minister said he would also consider a Ukrainian proposal to create a group of countries in the region to discuss security concerns.

"The idea is not to create some military pact but instead some open political gathering to coordinate," Andrejcak said.

Slovakia has joined the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary in their bid to join NATO but has also called for Russia's fears about a larger NATO to be taken into account.

Russia said that NATO should include these four countries, but also warned that an enlarged NATO might be regarded as a security threat.

Slovakia signed similar military agreements with neighboring Hungary, Austria and Poland.

Andrejcak met President Leonid Kravchuk, Defense Minister Vitalij Radecki and Foreign Minister Anatolij Zlenko during his two-day official visit.

He also had talks with the parliamentary committee which oversees the armed forces. He discussed the progress the two countries were making in integrating the military into a parliamentary democracy, which is required by the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe which both countries have joined.

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